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Jan 17, 2013 12:00am PST
quote . it is for guns. they are not going to trick you into anything else. they are called the national rifle association. you know when they show up at your office what they want for you, and it is not that hard. for some reason that is more dangerous than the latin kings or any of the chicago gangs where 500 people are killed over a year. >> they put out a follow-up ad that was much better. they wept after the media elite. and it didn't make it into an
Jan 10, 2013 4:00am EST
with representatives of guns owners groups including the national rifle association. >> i don't want any part of my freedom taken away, the freedom to own whatever firearm i choose, how many rounds i want to keep, it's my freedom. >> vice president biden believes new laws can make it through congress because the massacre in newtown, connecticut, changed the political land c.a.p.e. here in washington. >> it's touched the heart of the american people so profound ly s we learned of the young children not only getting shot but riddled with bullets. >> still, skeptics like the folks aet sharp shooters say new laws won't prevent criminals from getting their hands on weapons. but the vice president says he and president obama are determined to act. a new gun control group led by gabrielle gift fords, the former congresswoman shot in the shooting rampage is trying to match. >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you so much. >>> a just released report finds possession of firearms finds part of the reason why u.s. suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation. 6 per 100,000 residents. none o
Jan 10, 2013 5:00am EST
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Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
for the most sweeping gun control measures in many years. the national rifle association launched a preemptive strike against it. it involved the president's family, in part. but this time they may have some formidable opposition to their position. it's where we begin our reporting tonight with our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this was no ordinary policy rollout. we have seen the president do this on a number of issues. this one was filled with an emotional plea, if you will. in fact, the president spent more time trying to drum up support for a campaign using emotion than he did talking about his actual plans themselves. an emotional president obama unveiled his plan in front of an audience that included parents of newtown victims. >> she dreamed of becoming a painter. chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings. and i hung it in my private study. and every time i look at that painting, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. for grace. >> the president outlined four
Jan 17, 2013 4:00am PST
enforecement and members of the national rifle association, president obama signed 23 executive actions that can be implimented without congressional approval. they include money for schools to hire a thousand security officers and restoring aid to research gun violence at the centers for disease control. "congress, too, must act, and congress must act soon." the president listed a half- billion-dollar effort that will need congressional approval to enforce universal background checks for anyone buying a weapon, reinstatement of the assault-weapons ban that expired, a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips defined as more than ten rounds, and more aggressive prosecution of gun laws. reaction was swift. "the vast majority of americans support common-sense gun regulation, and clearly the white house was listening." the national rifle association, which is reportedly planning to launch a daily tv talk show, released an ad critical of the president. the nra also issued this statement: in the marketplace, gun manufacturers report sales are up and may not be hurt by the president's plan to ban
Jan 15, 2013 2:30pm PST
will be up against the national rifle association, no particular friend of yours. they are not going to be happy with any kind of restrictions on gun sales because they are lobbying for the gun industry and their profits. >> there is a difference between limitations on purchases and limitations on who can purchase. there is beginning to be a consensus that those who are ineligible to by firearms should be restricted. people who have criminal backgrounds are ineligible to buy. there should be a universal record check. right now, there are so many ways to avoid the record check. you do not have any background check of all. you just go pay your money and get your firearm. >> thank you for joining us from capitol hill. those plans being unveiled tomorrow by the president. you may never have heard of graphemes, but it has the potential to change your life. it is billed as the world's thinnest and strongest material, and the global race is on to get it, i use it and sell it. >> a science fair in manchester and excitement about the revolutionary material graph scene. manchester has pioneere
Jan 10, 2013 12:00pm CST
with representatives of the national rifle association today as he continues task force meetings. he met with victims of gun violence at the white house yesterday. they held an unannounced meeting with a group of leaders last night. he will present his findings and recommendations to president obama next tuesday. tonight we invite you to tune in for specialized programming. the invisible threat hosted by robert jordan. they will take a look at local efforts. you look at possible steps to prevent mass shootings. the program will include several experts. you can also participate electronically via twitter. use in the past 10 invisible threat. jerry sandusky's lawyer makes a case for why he needs a new trial. he argues that he did not have enough time to build an adequate defense. the city was not able to review moreof documents. the former penn state assistant football coach did not speak during the hearing. he suffered from a brain disease probably caused by decades of jarring on the field head injuries. he shot himself at his home in california last may. he played linebacker for 20 seasons. developin
Jan 13, 2013 2:30pm EST
to have a meaningful discussion in this country. >> thank you. we want to bring up what the national rifle association's president said on cnn. he said he is already rejecting the white house outline of gun- control recommendations, specifically any ban on assault weapons or high-capacity magazines. he says that is a nonstarter. >> i would say the likelihood is they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban. >> how about a clip? >> i don't think ultimately they will get that either because i don't think you can make a case that you can regulate it because these things cost virtually nothing. even david gregory could find one. we live in a society where we have constitutional rights. secondly, there are millions upon millions of americans who value the rights they have under the second amendment and they are involved in shooting sports or use firearms for self-defense and we think they are going to be hurt. >> that is the president of the nra. we want to see what you think about that issue. our next caller is jennifer from riley, kansas. >> i just want to say that freedom is ou
Jan 30, 2013 4:00pm PST
organizer for the national rifle association, and they are now a little mad at him because of a book he wrote called "ricochet" and he is starting independent firearm owners of america. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> cenk: talk to me about what motivates the executives at the nra. >> well, the nra has a board of directors, and the staff is obligated to do what the board instructs them to do. i looked at the testimony about 13, 14 years ago, and our organization strongly endorses mandatory background checks for the transfer of fire arms at a gun show. gun shows are very different than when you sell a friend or transfer a gun to a relative. you know who you sold the gun to. at a gun show you are just like a retail firearm dealer. you are open to the public and you don't have a clue who you are selling the guns to. that's why licensed dealers put people through the background checks. everyone should go through that check at gun shows. >> cenk: let me give some numbers to you and the audience. nra contribution money. in 2010 it was $71 million
Jan 10, 2013 9:00pm CST
to reduce gun violence gun advocates have their own ideas the national rifle association proposes arming principles and teachers to help prevent mass shootings at schools we reached out to the illinois rifle association for comment on tonight's developments they did not return our calls. vice- president joe biden will deliver a plan to crack down on gun violence the vice president's task force is expected to recommend background checks for all gun buyers background checks would include private sales and it may prohibit the use of assault weapons. diminish the probability that what we have seen in these mass shootings and diminish the probability that our children are at risk in their schools. vice president meeting with the representative from the national rifle association for about a half an hour today an hour and a half i should say. he also talk to leaders from wal-mart and dick's sporting goods. conservatives were planning a national gun appreciation day taking place next saturday the liberal organization launched a petition against the event the group will deliver the initiative to
Jan 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
, with delaware governor jack markell and national rifle association president david keene. >> brown: then, spencer michels asks california governor jerry brown if his fiscal turnaround-- from a $27 billion deficit to a balanced budget-- offers a lesson for the nation. . >> you have to make tough choices. you have to live within your means. that means you have to not do everything you want to but you also have to raise more money. >> woodruff: and ray suarez examines a surge in suicides by u.s. troops last year, far exceeding the number killed in combat in afghanistan. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> sailing through the heart of landscapes and river you see differently. you get close to iconic landmarks, to local life, to cultural treasur. it's a feeling that only a river can give you. these are are journeys that change your perspective on the world. and perhaps even yourself. viking river cruises. exploring the world in comfort. >> bnsf railway. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea tha
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
with high ratings from the national rifle association have also refused to say if they support the president's package. max baucus of montana, senator heidi heitkamp of north dakota, senator johnson of south dakota. senator donnelley of i7d ind. senator begich of alaska, senator manchin of west virginia, senator tester of montana. however, senator mark warner spoke out in favor of the president's plan and said he believes it has bipartisan support. those senators all have a or a-plus ratings from the national rifle association. reid has a b rating. these senators know they will lose their high rating and maybe become a target with the nra if they vote for a sensible assault weapons ban. you see, we had the assault weapons ban back in 1994, but we're so screwed up in washington right now they're even afraid to go back to that. every senator should explain to their constituency why they would not cast a vote for the assault weapons ban. what's the holdup? what are you afraid of? certainly it's not the nra. these senators should not fear the national rifle association. the nra didn't affect any
Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
to go big on this. >> thethe national rifle association released a video. >> the national rifle association came out swinging. >> put more guns in school. wow, you got me on that. >> doing whatever it takes to get an a-grade from the gun lobby. >> from the overmajority support of their members. >> adam lanza still would have had access to guns. >> these measures have the support of the american people. it doesn't mean that these will be easy to enact or implement. >> cenk: now in there we had of course the most absurd defenses by the republicans, which i'll get to in a second. ana kasparian joins me here. first let's start with president obama's press conference today. let me show you what he said. >> obama: they are common sense measures. they have the support of the majority of the american people. yet, that doesn't mean that any of this will be easy to enact or implement. if it were we would already have universal background check. the ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines would never have been allowed to expire. it will depend on congressional action. they need
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Jan 16, 2013 7:00pm EST
by saying of the senate passes a bill, will look at it. the national rifle association responded to the president's announcement with the statement, attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation, only honest law-abiding gun owners will be affected, and our children will remain vulnerable to the inevitability of more tragedy. despite the president's statement that today's event was all about protecting america's youth, there is little question that no one or any combination of his executive orders would do as much to protect schoolchildren as the nra proposal to place armed guards and all of our schools, a recommendation that most on the left and in the national media initially tried to who down. a proposal that elicited a skeptical response from the president himself, but which is now beginning brought up momentum. a new ad accuses the president of elite is hypocrisy on the issue. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? why is he skeptical about putting our security in our schools? his kids are protected by armed guard
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Jan 13, 2013 8:00am PST
proposals the national rifle association and others are bound to fight. peter doocy is in washington with more on the plan that is expected to be unveiled this week. >> reporter: good morning. eric, the national rifle association does not think congress can pass an assault weapons ban or a restriction on high-capacity ammunition. and the nra president explained today, he thinks those clips are tough to regulate because they cost so little to make. >> the fact is that -- we live in a society where, first of all, we have a constitutional right and secondly, there are millions and millions of americans who value the rights that they have under the second amendment and who are involved in the shooting sports or use firearms for self-defense. we think they are going to be hurt. >> the argument against an assault weapons ban was made concisely by haley barbour who said, quite simply, if you make it a crime to have a gun, only criminals will have gun. but many lawmakers -- mostly democrats -- have been trying to poke holes in that argument. and senator chris murph frecontact connect, who at
Jan 9, 2013 1:00am PST
who support the law say it protects the rights of gun owners. the national rifle association somehow managed to put this stealth legislation into president obama's health care reform bill. the question is how and why. and why, whatever you think of a law, one of the president's top allies, that's right, the president's ally, helped the nra get it passed. no surprise that there's a big dose of politics involved here. jim acosta tonight is keeping 'em honest. >> when president obama signed national health care reform into law, few in washington knew that buried in the legislation's more than 900 pages was a gift to the nation's powerful gun lobby. but here it is. a provision entitled "protection of second amendment rights." it states the government and health insurers cannot collect any information relating to the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition. the provision was such a secret, "the washington post" reports that some people in the white house didn't even know it existed, despite being in the president's signature legislation. joan alger did notice it. >> who
Jan 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
" with lawrence o'donnell. have a great evening. >>> the national rifle association is singing to new lows in the polls. and new lows in their tactics against president obama. they are now using the president's daughters. >> well, president obama trumped congress. >> the president is planning to take matters into his own hands when it comes to gun control. >> i'm confident there are some steps we can take. >> 19 possible actions he can take. >> i'm against having a king. >> president says if congress doesn't do what i want. >> somebody who wants to bypass the constitution, that is somebody who wants to act like a king. >> the power to make laws starts in the house and senate. >> congress didn't get anything done. >> there is myth around gun control in this country. >> has it become the guns over people party? >> you have the extremists on talk radio? >> i am totally confused. >> youxtremist politicians. >> all of this comes as governors of delaware, new york and maryland. some of the strictest laws in our nation on guns. >> led by governor andrew cuomo. >> the people in this state are cryi
Jan 30, 2013 7:00pm PST
the national rifle association. people flagrantly brandishing their second amendment rights at political events, specifically gun toting events for president obama, showing up in campaign events in new hampshire and elsewhere, with their guns on display. and it was the gun rights groups trying to out do the nra with more inflammatory retroactive, today, wayne lapierre and the nra were determined not to allow any gun rights fanaticics to sound crazier than wayne lapierre. joining me now, msnbc's krystal ball, and krystal, it seems to me that the tea party has had its effect on the nra, nudging them even further into the crazy season. >> yes, it seems to be. the nra is an elitist group, sending out the anecdotes, what you heard gail trotter remark about, they questions their membership that obama and the democrats want to come for their guns. and that has worked for a long time. but what we're seeing now, i think what we're seeing today is the death of a caricature, that stuff worked for so long. but what are we talking about? assault weapons ban, background checks for everyone. all of that makes
Jan 30, 2013 10:00pm PST
, the rhetoric, the absolutist if not extremist rhetoric of the national rifle association seems to be catching up with them. >> krystal ball and frank smyth, thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. >>> coming up, hillary clinton says she just can't see herself getting back into politics. but andrea mitchell can, which is why she asked hillary clinton if she would challenge joe biden in the democratic primary. you will see the answer to that question coming up. mission a fo. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. why does my mouth feel dryer than i remember it to be? there are more people taking more medication, so we see people suffering from dry mouth more so. we may see more cavities, bad breath, oral irritation. a dry mouth sufferer doesn't have to suffer. i would recommend biotene. the enzymes in biotene products help supplement enzymes
Jan 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
president biden who has met with everyone from victims' groups to the national rifle association. in the meantime, some states are forging ahead on their own. the new york legislature moved today to adopt the nation's toughest gun control bill. the measure broadens the definition of assault weapons under an existing ban and limits ammunition magazines to seven rounds. it also creates a registry for all private gun sales, and it requires that mental health professionals report patients who make credible threats to commit a gun crime. >> i am proud to be a new yorker today. i am proud to be part of this government. not just because new york has the first bill but because new york has the best bill. this is a complex multifaceted problem. this is a comprehensive bill that addresses the full panorama and spectrum of issues that come up. >> woodruff: other leaders, including new york city mayor michael bloomberg, have joined the call for action this week at a summit on gun violence in baltimore. >> the rate of firearms homicide in america is 20 times higher than it is in other economi
Jan 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
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Jan 2, 2013 8:00pm PST
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Jan 3, 2013 12:00am PST
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Jan 9, 2013 4:30am PST
and the national rifles association will be getting together with other gun owner groups. >>> they will not take part and wal-mart was invited to attend tomorrow. wal-mart will not be there due to a schedule willing project. and mike thompson is holding a prevention foreman and they are taking the task force and they are there to hear ideas about what to it be done. that will be held at vallejo city hall from 7:00 to 8:30. the last witness will take the stand about the colorado movie rampage. coming up, what a detective is saying about the dedecoratives -- detectives strange behavior after the arrest. >>> he was arrested outside his home. williams appeared for reckless driving. according to police williams is supposed to appear in court on a misdemeanor battery charge. >>> judgment has arrived for barry bonds. the home run king has been selected for the hall of fame. some 600 baseball riders will go and many have gone to a case tied to steer road scandal. every giant is looking to be on the first ballot. >> he should wait his turn and when it's right they will let him in. >> you would have had t
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
barack obama's gun control plans. the national rifle association ran the ad as president obama tightened gun control lawis. the ad calls obama an elitist hypocrite. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools? >> white house spokesperson jay carney issued a statement saying the ad is repugnant and cowardly and that most americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. >>> people in the united amariter are worried about their exports. the train on the supply is growing. now this fossil fuel driven nation is considering alternatives. >> reporter: an international exhibition is under way focusing on water supplies and renewable energy. the crown prince of the united arab emirates says they realize they have a limit. >> translator: the united arab emirates has been providing the world with energy for half a century. we'll continue our efforts to provide a stable supply. it's our responsibility as a member of the international community. >
Jan 11, 2013 5:30am EST
explains... the team met with the national rifle association thursday. 3 a set of anti--un viooence recoomendations is set toobe onnthh president's desk as groups, anti-violence s and video game industry representttives, he says one there is a ssrprising - so far - surprising recurrence of suggestionn that we havee universal baccground checks. not just clooe the gunnshow loophole but total universal backgrounddchecks including cclorado's governor supports. &pwhy don't we have universal &pbaakgrouun checks all gun sales? the nationallrifle pssociation is meeting with the askforce today. and whill the group opposes tougger gun cootrol laws, it wants more armed guards in schools. in the nationns history - a ew shows. (graphic) 66% of voters say they support the idea of ppaciiggan rmed police offiier in every sshool, 29 percent opposed the idea. but at the federal level, the maaority of irginia voters assault weapons by a margin of expired in 2004. with just days to o until the to the prrsidentt biden says commng up wiih solltions tt this national problem isn't pasy. we realize thi
Jan 10, 2013 4:30am PST
checking the ones. >>> vice president joe biden will meet today with the national rifle association and executives from walmart one of the nation's biggest gun retailers. cbs reporter susan mcginnis says, this is part of a series of meetings this week in an effort to change gun control laws. >> reporter: customers outside washington, d.c. say they are keeping a close eye on gun cell talks taking place inside the beltway. >> i don't think restricting, you know, people's right to -- second amendment rights would be a solution here. >> reporter: cbs news has learned the white house is looking at several new laws including reinstating the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004, extending criminal and mental health background checks to firearms sales at gun shows, and through private dealers. >> it's critically important we act. >> reporter: today the vice president meets with representatives of gun owner groups including the national rifle association. the nra believes any restrictions on guns and ammo violate the constitution. >> i don't want an
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Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm EST
that by tuesday, even before joe biden's meeting with the national rifle association, the vice president suggested his fact-finding is almost done. >> there is an emerging set of recommendations not coming from me, but coming from the groups we have met. i am going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun ownership and the type of weapons. one is there is a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. lou: also taking part in the meetings as attorney general eric holder. this is the man who more than 17 years ago that he wants gun owners to cower in shame. here is video of him back in 1995, when he was u.s. attorney for the district of columbia. >> what we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that is not cool. when i was growing up, people smoked all the time. both of my parents did. but we changed the way people thought about smoking. but now people smoke in private and don't want to admit it. lou: against that backdrop, you can understand why the nra released a statement saying the
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Jan 27, 2013 7:00am PST
a b grade a good grade for the national rifle association. he has many senators up for election in 2014. he doesn't want to bring gun control votes their opponent can pupil mel them for. i am talking about senator mckargher and mark twakus of montana. they are weary and nervous about stepping into this issue. >> majority leader reed was endorced the national rifle association not in the last election but as you mentioned midterms come upon us very quickly. what does the president actually get do you think? >> i think he has something all of the executive orders he got issued which are relatively mild obviously those will stand. most americans wouldn't have particular objection to them. senator fine stein's bill which if he specifies 150 weapons including shot gurns of all things would be banned i think that has a limited shelf life in the u.s. senate. i think the president will put most of the chips on the background checks. he may get progress there but there's a lot of evidence the existing background check is just a mess. maybe we should have combining a fixing of that with w
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
and the national rifle association and gun owner groups on thursday. >> it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action. it is a problem that encompasses issues of mental health, education, as well as access to guns. >> with the anniversary of the elementary school shooting fast approaching, washington, dc, is facing pressure to take action. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords is taking a prominent role in the debate. she and her husband have launched an effort to push congressional action on questions of mental health, high capacity gun magazines, and background checks on purchases of a gun. >> i bought a gun at walmart. i went through a background check. why can't we make it more difficult for criminals and mentally ihl to get guns? >> the shock over the elementary school shooting led many communities to offer gun "buy back" programs. >> if we can prevent one child from being the victim of a random accident or for get of an unstable person it is well worth our time and effort. >> at the same time, gun stores say their merchandise is flying off the shelf. >> people want to b
Jan 12, 2013 5:30pm PST
.5 background checks in december. the national rifle association boasting a record number of members. all in anticipation of new gun laws. >> very well. >> reporter: questions have also been raised about violent movies and video games. the makers of video games cite research, which finds no evidence that exposure to violent video games is connected to violent crime. these were the last executives to meet with biden who asked for their help. >> as this president said, diminish the possibility, even if it only saved one kid's life as a consequence. >> reporter: biden is expected to recommend reinstituting the assault rifle ban. one was passed in 1994 as part of a crime bill and expired ten years later. its effectiveness is still being debated. universal background checks. right now, checks are only conducted when a gun is purchased at a retailer. this would close the so-called gun show loophole and go farther, requiring a check for any private sale of a gun. and limiting magazine clips. some call it a "war on ammo," banning high-capacity clips, limiting them to possibly ten rounds. the nati
Jan 14, 2013 4:00am PST
to send its recommendations to president obama but the national rifle association says a ban on assault rifles looks unlikely and gun sales are actually booming. susan mcginnis is in washington with the details. susan, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. the recommendations don't come until tomorrow but just the prospect is having a big impact on gun sales. gun sales like this one in daly city, california, are packed with crowds one month after the shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> it looks like the political climate has created an artificial demand. >> official is across the country have seen an increase in sales as lawmakers decide on a gun ban. hundreds rallied in seattle yesterday in support of gun control. >> i think that there are more rational, reasonable people who understand the difference between assault weapons and, you know, other types of guns that you might have for hunting purposes. >> vice president joe biden will give president obama his recommendations for curbing gun violence tomorrow. they could include restrictions
Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
magazines holding between 30 and 100 rounds. the national rifle association was consulted by the vice president's panel, but today the n.r.a. described its opposition to this new plan as the "fight of the century." bill plante sat down today with the president of the n.r.a., david keene. >> reporter: you're against the ban on these so-called assault weapons because you don't believe that they're used in that many crimes. >> well, they're not. they're not used in very many crimes, and all the statistics show that. anybody who dies from any reason at the hands of a criminal or somebody who is insane-- or in an accident, for that matter-- is a tragedy. nobody is saying it isn't. but what i am saying is, banning these firearms is not going to accomplish very much. >> reporter: what about the ammunition magazines? the white house proposes limiting ammunition magazines to no more than ten rounds. >> you know, that sounds good. they did it last time they had an assault weapons ban. and, you know, in fact, there have been studies of how many cartridges are used in the average violent crime, a
Jan 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
. at the othhe c the national rifle association wayne lapierre, who argued new gun laws are nun necessary. >> the fact is, we could dramatically cut crime in this country with guns and save lives all over this country if we would start enforcing the 9,000 federal laws we have on the books. i'm talking about drug dealers with guns, gangs with guns and felons with guns. they're simply not being enforced. the numbers are shocking. >> reporter: democrats and some republicans said background checks need to be expanded to include firearm purchases made at gun shows. baltimore county police chief jim johnson: >> the best way to stop a bad guy from getting a gun in the first place is a good background check. >> my problem with back-- background checks is you're never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> mr. lapierre, that's the point. the criminals won't go to purchase the guns because there will be a background check. it will stop them from the original purchase. you missed that point completely. >> senator-- >> and i think it's basic. ( audience reacts ) >> senat
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am PST
of the national rifle association said criminals never submit to them. >> we're going to make all the law-abiding people go through the system and then we're not going to prosecute any of the bad guys if we do catch one, and none of it makes any sense in the real world. >> requiring private sellers to require a background check before they transfer a gun is -- i mean for us, i can't think of something that would make our country safer than doing just that. >> during his testimony kelly made reference to another shooting in arizona. a gunman opened fire at a phoenix office yesterday. one person was killed. two others were wounded. and the gunman is on the run. >>> city officials in newtown, connecticut, where 26 people were shot dead at an elementary school are calling for tougher gun control measures. hundreds attended a hearing last night and randall pinkston reports. >> jesse was 6 years old. >> reporter: scarlet lewis at the site of a picture of her son jesse. he was among the 26 killed at sandy hook elementary school. >> together we can turn the tragedy into t
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm PST
want to thank the national rifle association. >> they do a terrific job. >> we have the craziest people. >> too much weaponry in all the wrong hands. >> but there are also thing that is we know. >> he has a lot of friends on the hill. >> the vice president's task force powwow. >> there is no room. >> not to give an inch of ground. >> there is no room for compromise. >> we have another school shooting in taft, california at the same moment the nra is at the white house. >> they want chain jooth it is simple. >> more guns are not the answer. >> no one hunts with an assault rifle. >> the newtown tragedy, tucson and the movie theater massacres. >> is part of what sets america apart from the rest of the world. >> he called for armed guards ip scho in schools. >> call me crazy, you sir, are [ bleep ] in the head. >> as vice president joe biden was conducting a meeting at the white house today, a 16-year-old student was shot today when a student walked into the school and started firing. the shooter is now in custody. the vice president announced today that he plans to deliver the recommendati
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